Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Annual Dollar Thresholds in Truth in Lending Act Regulations for Certain Credit Transactions

Thresholds Apply to Transactions under the CARD Act, HOEPA, and Ability-to-Repay Mortgage Rule 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its annual adjustments to the dollar amounts of various thresholds under the Truth in Lending Act regulations that will apply to certain consumer credit transactions in 2017. The adjustments are based on the percentage change in Consumer Price Index. The notice addresses the thresholds related to the minimum interest charge and safe harbor penalty fees under the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act), the total loan amount and points and fees dollar trigger for high-cost mortgages under the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), and the maximum points and fees for qualified mortgages under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The notice also revises one of the 2016 safe harbor penalty fee amounts due to a decline in the 2015 Consumer Price Index that was not fully accounted for, and such revision is effective upon publication in the Federal Register.

The notice submitted to the Federal Register is available here: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/rulemaking/final-rules/truth-lending-regulation-z-annual-threshold-adjustments-card-act-hoepa/

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